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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 14

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'HHH Can'f Provide Change'; McCarthy May Back Rocky By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey lias drawn a modified attack from a coalition of anti-Vietnam policy Democrats and Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy says he could support Nelson A. Rockefeller for president, subject to several conditions. The coalition of dissident Democrats adopted a resolution in Chicago saying Humphrey could not provide "immediate change and new leadership"— but tabled a blistering resolution saying they would oppose him if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Action Taken At Assembly The action was taken at an assembly of 1,116 representatives from 35 states, called the Conference of the Coalition for an Open Convention. Democratic presidential aspirant McCarthy said he might support Republican Rockefeller if Humphrey becomes the Dem- ocratic nominee and docs not change his stand on Vietnam. McCarthy told the state's delegation in response to a question at a closed session: "I Nixon's ability to win in November, the convention will be open to other candidates. by Rockefeller. Texas Vote Not Enough To Satisfy McCarthy Backers . .. . ., . . „ ... .. , Humphrev campaign leaders might go for Rockefeller if his sal(| ^ ' trying to satisfy domestic and foreign policy pro- • ' grams were acceptable." But a group of the Democrats at the Chicago meeting said flatly—with no such qualifications—that if Humphrey is the party's nominee they would support a Republican ticket headed LBJ To Visit Sfafe Employes Union Wins El Salvador For Meeting Adjustment Of Complaints fer with five Central American .presidents, Latin American dip- McCarthy backers in as many|] omat j c sources said here Mon- SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) . .The Illinois States Employes Un- NEW YORK (AP) - Preaj; ion has won adjustment of its dent Johnson plans to fly to El complaints that brought about Salvador next Saturday to con-! an Apri | strikc against the statc states as possible to ward off a third party split that could throw key states to the Republicans in November. They said they believed they had succeeded in state conventions over the weekend in North Dakota where McCarthy back- On the Republican side, New|ers won 7 of the 25 delegates York Gov. Rockefeller said ex-j and Oklahoma where Humphrey pected release of Texas' 56 GOP won 37 of the 41 convention delegates by favorite-son Sen. John G. Tower still would not assure Richard M. Nixon the Republican nomination. Rockefeller said about a third of Nixon's convention delegate votes are "soft votes 1 ' and "as long as there is uncertainty in the minds of the delegates" on votes but McCarthy backers won a "soft" unit rule. Humphrey appeared to have picked up some 75 delegates in five states over the weekend to about 20 for McCarthy and Nixon appeared to have won about 30 in four states. None were reported for Rockefeller. Illinois Politks Conventions Bolster Nixon, HHH Drives By JOHN K. IGLEHART SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - Illinois Republicans cast neutrality aside and bolstered the presidential drive of Richard M. Nixon while state Democrats struck a significant note for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey in conventions during the weekend. Supporters of Republican Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., were lost in attempts to boost their candidates. They were greatly outnumbered by backers of Nixon and Humphrey. In some respects the state conventions were similar^ Both were short and hot ana both were run by the regular party organizations with hardly a hitch. Ogilvie Gains Power Richard B. Ogilvie emerged as the new power man in state GOP ranks and Democrats once again heeded the desires of Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago. Only college-age youths, supporters of McCarthy, did not readily submit to Daley's dictation. Ogilvie, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, appeared arm-and-arm with John Henry Altorfer of Peoria before the GOP party faithful. He defeated Altorfer in a bitter primary fight by 58,159 votes. "Let's put aside our personal differences and really work for party unity," Altorfer told fellow Republicans. He received a standing ovation, then quickly returned to Wyoming to resume a vacation. Illinois Republicans selected 10 delegates to their national convention and eight of them expressed a commitment to Nixon. Illinois' two GOP senators, Dirksen and Charles H. Percy, were named delegates, but remained publicly uncommitted. An Associated Press ;; u r vey shows that Nixon has commitments from 43 of Illinois' 58 delegates. The other 15 delegates are uncommitted. Democrats showed their preference for Humphrey, but in a more subtle fashion. They refused to seriously consider a list of 20 pro-McCarthy delegates. Mayor Daley, not used to floor fights, was piqued at the attempt of Dick Mudge of Edwardsville to place the list of pro-McCarthy names before the convention, which quickly rejected it. The convention quickly approved another list of 68 at-large delegates, three of whom Humphrey for the Democratic presidential nomination. The others are beholden to Daley, who maintains a neutral stance, but is expected to give Humphrey his backing. Most Favor HHH the 48 Democratic U.S. B52s Rip Enemy (Continued from Page 1) sassination when launched. the attack is Police sources also heard reports that the Viet Cong planned to intensify the shelling of Saigon to create confusion, undermine government prestige and incite the citizens to "struggle for peace" and demand that the South Vietnamese government negotiate with the National Liberation Front. In another engagement 29 miles northwest of Saigon, U.S. paratroopers intercepted 200 of the enemy moving under cover of darkness and killed 38 in a three-hour battle. Twenty-two paratroopers were wounded. Dislodge Enemy Unit On Saturday U.S. Green Beret trnnnprc anH <\nnth iroopeisana soutn McCarthy Draws Fire On Comment By JIM ADAMS WASHINGTON (AP) - Eugene J. McCarthy's statement that he could conceivably support Nelson A. Rockefeller for president has brought criticism from Democratic leaders with many saying the Minnesota senator's own presidential campaign has been hurt. "This surely will be a good nail in the McCarthy coffin if he still wants the Democratic nomination," said Kansas Gov. Robert Docking, a backer of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, McCarthy's opponent for the Democratic nomination. Another Democratic governor and backer of Humphrey, Hulett Smith of West Virginia said, "What we need today are people who will stand up for their party and their beliefs. I see nothing wrong with being a Democrat and supporting my party." "I think McCarthy will have to start making his arrangements," added Arkansas Democratic Chairman Leon Catlett, "because I think Humphrey has got the nomination cinched." Statement Made At Convention The reaction was to McCarthy's statement before Michigan's national convention delegation meeting in Lansing Sunday that he might back Republican Rockefeller subject to several conditions. "I might go for Rockefeller if his domestic and foreign policy programs were acceptable," McCarthy told the delegation. Republicans said the com ment took them by surprise. "It's a strange statement to irregulars dislodged a Viet Cong make at this stage of the defense unit after two davs oflga me >" said Arkansas Gov. ** «»• _11_ u _ T\ _ _1 P_ II HT_1 )_ Johnson himself lent a measure of credibility to the reports when he told a news conference last week he would take another rip to Latin America "when I can." The five Central American presidents will be conferring in San Salvador Friday on regional trade cooperation American-sponsored or Progress. Their foreign min- sters begin meeting in San Salvador Tuesday. Disturbance (Continued from Page One) Of delegates elected in the primary, an AP poll lists 36 uncommitted, 10 pledged to Humphrey and 2 for McCarthy. James A. Ronan, state Democratic party chairman, said the full 118-member Illinois delegation probably won't go on record for a presidential candidate until it caucuses the day before the national convention begins in Chicago Aug. 26. 2,000 mortars, recoilless rifle fighting and seized one of the biggest weapons caches of the war. The haul included hundreds of rifles and machine guns, some American-made; three tons of mines; 20 tons of TNT; more than 8,000 grenades; more than 300,000 rounds of ammunition, and rockets and shells. In a political development, the government freed the militant Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang and several other Buddhists who had been held without charges for more than four months. The antcater can eat as many as 150,000 termites at once. Winthrop Rockefeller, Nelson's brother. "I can't tell you at this stage whether it will help or hurt Nelson." It court hurt, the Arkansas governor said, if the McCarthy statement helped brand GOP presidential bidder Rockefeller as a more liberal Republican than some conservatives already believe he is. McCarthy 's statement brought to mind reports in recent days that he might possibly bolt the Democratic party and lead an independent effort to gain the presidency. McCarthy has consistently denied such reports, but this latest unorthodox statement is bound to renew the speculation, some sources said. day. The informants said the President is understood to be planning an overnight stay in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, and would accompany the four other presidents Sunday on their return flights home, stopping at each airport for half an mental health department. Council 34 of the union announced Saturday its first collective bargaining agreement negotiated for public employes with state officials. An attempt failed in the 1967 legislature to provide for collective bargaining by law for public employes. Will Aid Similar Bills Achievement of such an agree- hour. Decline Comment In Washington, the House declined to confirm or| bills which have been redrafted. ment without a legal framework is expected to aid attempts to White!.P ass this year or next similar deny rumors of a presidential trip" south of the order. But dip- E.C. "Roy" Wine, director of Council 34, said Saturday the memorandum agreement was lomatic sources said an announcement of the trip probably! 81 ^ with the Illinois depart- would be made later in the day.i™s o[ personnel and mental 'health. The April 4 strike brought a $500 fine on Wine and a $1,000 fine on the union for contempt of court. They had defied an injunction not to strike or picket I mental health institutions. and the Alliance Friday and Saturday nights. Beall said that a number of windows were broken and a few cases of looting were reported after the crowd dispersed. When this occurred, city officials decided to extend the curfew to cover the entire city, he said. Trouble Began Friday The city's troubles started Friday night when the Young Socialist Alliance spearheaded a demonstration which it said was, in support of student strikers in France and the rest of Europe and in protest against the Vietnam war and police actions. Activist Peter Camejo, a former University of California student, said the Saturday rally stemmed from reaction to police clearing the streets after the previous night's demonstration. Saturday's disturbance was marked by firebombing, rock throwing, window breaking and other vandalism. Saturday's Protests Cleared Riot-equipped officers moved in with tear gas and cleared the area and arrested 13 persons. The tense situation brought the decision for a curfew, which Mayor Johnson indicated would be in effect tonight again. At the start of Sunday night's action, about 250 officers were on patrol. This swelled to about 700 as the demonstration was broken up and the curfew instituted. Capital Footnotes BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lynda Johnson Robb, expecting her., first baby in October, unexpectedly returned from an Acapulco vacation over the weekend to visit friends in Texas. The White House said rumors she might be ill were unfounded. Attorney Ralph Nader, whose criticism of the automobile industry led to federal safety standards, is to testify July 10 on decline of competition in the auto industry. Chairman George A. Smathers, D-Fla., said Nader will be a leadoff witness al hearings to be conducted by the Senate Small Business Commit tee. "This is the first real negotiation on a give and take basis we ever have had \yith the state," Wine said. Wine said Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro and Dr. Harold M. Visotsky, mental health department director, had guaranteed at the end of the strike that negotiations would go on to seek ad- ustment of grievances. Major Points Wine said major points of the agreement would: ounae • Bring more than 2,000 mental health institutional workers under the state personnel guide These are among the lower paid employes. •Make about 7,000 employes eligible for pay increases of about $15 monthly. The cost of about $2 million is available in funds in the department, Wine said. But the transfer must be authorized by the July legislative session. • Guarantee labor - management committee meetings at each institution to work out collective bargaining agreements on grievances. • Arrange promotions for em- ployes working at tasks above their assigned classification but not receiving pay for such work. Wine said most of these items were grievances which precipitated the strike. Agree To Arms Talks (Continued from Page One) Tenn., audience that he would say more today about finding a more rational way to world peace than through escalation of arms holdings. Announcement Expected This was expected to be an announcement that the two atomic superpowers have agred to talks on limiting offensive missiles and antimissile systems, which both sides are developing. Soviet Foreign Minsiter Andrei A. Gromyko said last Thursday that Moscow is now ready for the talks, which Johnson has sought for four years. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said Sunday Johnson's announcement "will have great significance in terms of arms control and control over weaponry." Humphrey spoke on the CBS radio-television program "Face the Nation." Johnson supporters have pic- tured the new treaty as the most important of the nuclear age, surpassing the 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty signed during the Kennedy administration and joined in by more than 100 nations. 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